Arizona Environmental Protection Agency: What you need to know
Governing Law and Regulations
Arizona Environmental Quality Act (1985)
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. In Arizona, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is the counterpart to the U.S. EPA. The ADEQ is responsible for protecting Arizona's air, land, and water from pollution.
• Administration and enforcement. The ADEQ and county agencies have received authorization from EPA to implement the state air, water, and hazardous waste management rules. To maintain federal authorization, the state's agencies are required to continue to either adopt EPA's latest environmental rules or implement more stringent state ...